Where to get gtx 1070 for m18x r2 upgrade?

Discussion in 'Alienware 18 and M18x' started by nobodyserio, May 30, 2019.

  1. kingofswag187

    kingofswag187 Notebook Deity

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    The first looks fine, the second won't fit and needs MXM/power delivery mods.
    Second hand cards are fine, especially MXM ones, not like anyone is mining on them or anything serious.
    I believe they may needed heatsinks? as other laptops need it.
     
  2. dab89

    dab89 Notebook Consultant

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    hi guys thanks for response. so just to confirm i can safely consider:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nvidia-GeForce-GTX-1060-6GB-DDR5-MXM-3-0-Type-B-for-Alienware-Clevo-MSI/202578352916?_trkparms=aid=1110001&algo=SPLICE.SIM&ao=1&asc=20131231084308&meid=6024aedc5f1f4a84837a84eb0b83cc41&pid=100010&rk=1&rkt=12&mehot=pp&sd=283216747952&itm=202578352916&_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109

    it looks identical to the other card btw to me? what am i missing?

    and then perhaps a heatsink just in case? something that would be a beneficial upgrade either way (?) such as this: ?

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-Ali...065759?hash=item3b2a4268df:g:JfIAAOSwwPRcWyDk

    would i need fans or anything? assume the default power unit i have should still do the job?

    thanks!
     
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  3. TheReciever

    TheReciever D! For Dragon!

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    People mine on everything dude, especially on pascal. Couple of people here have blown motherboards as a result.
     
  4. kingofswag187

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    Definitely, but if it where a miner they'd likely be selling them in droves
     
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    Doubtful, it would be the optional miner since most of the time its their personal machines. The PCIe to MXM boards never really saw the light of day unless Eurocom actually delivered on it (which I doubt)
     
  6. Raidriar

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    Not true, pascal cards can run in windows 7 via SG mode, which is the only way to run pascal cards in the M18x R2 anyway unless you wish you turn it into a desktop and use DP out only, but my BIOS patch will allow to use pascal PEG only in legacy as well. @maxslo achieved this with Quadro P5000 in the M18x R2 running Win 7 X64
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/m18x-r2-with-quadro-p5000-gtx-1070-is-a-success.813082/
     
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    News to me, I stand corrected.

    I was under the impression that it requires UEFI considering its been beaten in me thus far, didnt know that SG mode would circumvent that as well.
     
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    If I remember correctly this also applies to M17xR4 & AW 17 R1 models as well.
     
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    Correct
     
  10. nobodyserio

    nobodyserio Notebook Guru

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    "pascal cards can run in windows 7 via SG mode, which is the only way to run pascal cards in the M18x R2 anyway unless you wish you turn it into a desktop and use DP out only"

    thank you a lot for this statement and also the thread of a another members success with a 1070. I wasn't quite sure why SG mode was essential for this endeavor, but you wouldn't be able to use it with the lcd screen otherwise (as far as I stand on this matter).

    Also for anyone from europe who has trouble finding one that avoids all the dremel parts. Check ebay.com

    The sellers are from china anyway, taobao quite annoying to get in to, and if you have problems buying them (due to tax regulations) just send them a private message.
     
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